TBS Adapting Korean Format as Celebrity-Filled Talent Competition


TBS has ordered Celebrity Show-Off, a talent competition series based on the popular Korean show My Little Television and from the executive producer of The Masked Singer.

The ten-episode remote series, hosted by Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), transforms the variety format into an innovative experiment. Each week, celebrities will be given the opportunity to see who can produce the most compelling content from the comfort of their own homes. Talent confirmed for the showcase includes Diplo, Ja Rule, Action Bronson, Gabi Butler, Dwight Howard, Travis Kelce, Nene Leakes, Jason Mraz, Kevin Smith, Tori Spelling, Bella Thorne, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis and others.

Celebrity Show-Off is based on the Korean format from Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and executive produced by Craig Plestis for Smart Dog Media. The series is produced by Critical Content with Emmy Award winner Tom Forman executive producing alongside Jenny Daly and Jon Beyer; and Emmy Award nominee Aliyah Silverstein serving as executive producer and showrunner.

“After discovering The Masked Singer and bringing it to American audiences, I have been on the lookout for interesting and innovative Korean formats,” said executive producer Craig Plestis. “Celebrity Show-Off is exactly that—a fresh, fun series unlike anything else on television. It’s a cutting edge take on celebrity competition that will allow viewers to see their favorite stars in completely new ways, and put a smile on their faces in these trying times.”

“We’ve all seen shows where stars are produced to dance, or sing, or compete,” said executive producer Tom Forman. “This isn’t that. These celebrities are raw and unfiltered and no one knows what they’ll do next. That means making the show is the most challenging thing ever, and watching it is pure joy.”